CHAMPCAR/CART: Montreal: RuSPORT Friday report

Provisional qualifying is now complete for the Molson Indy Montreal. The session was cut short after contact was made by Andrew Ranger. Unfortunately, the RuSPORT team had planned to use the last portion of the provisional qualifying session to...

Provisional qualifying is now complete for the Molson Indy Montreal. The session was cut short after contact was made by Andrew Ranger. Unfortunately, the RuSPORT team had planned to use the last portion of the provisional qualifying session to make their timed attempts and with the red and checkered flags coming out, Wilson only turned four laps and Allmendinger only completed two. The drivers will return to the track tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. for a practice session and qualifying resumes at 2:00 p.m. (ET).

Justin Wilson

"We didn't go quite as quickly as we were hoping to today. We've got a little bit of work to do tonight to see if we can understand what we are missing. Generally, we're just trying to get a good balance on the car and get the car to handle well. We're working on it and getting closer, but we're still just missing a little something that I hope we'll find for tomorrow."

A.J. Allmendinger

"We were only going to use one set of tires in provisional qualifying so we wanted to go out as late as possible. We thought we had given ourselves enough time but when someone hits the wall, the safety guys do all they can to get it cleared in a hurry, but it just takes time. We didn't start where we wanted to this morning but we were making some progress. I only got two laps this afternoon but the car did feel better so we'll keep working tonight and hope we are quicker tomorrow."

Carl Russo, Team Owner

"It was a choppy session this afternoon and then it ended abruptly when Andrew Ranger hit the wall and hopefully, Andrew is okay. The RuSPORT team had timed the session to go out later and going out later and having the session red-flagged means we qualified very poorly today. We'll have to come back at it tomorrow."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , A.J. Allmendinger , Carl Russo , Andrew Ranger